During the Nicolas Tulp symposium, Erik Donker was nominated for the AMSj research award for his dissertation on the development of prescribing competencies of junior doctors. Congratulations!
Approval of Erasmus+ grant
Good news! We received a 3-year grant by the Erasmus+ Programme to enhance safe prescribing in the European Union. The aim of the project is to develop, test and implement a standardised assessment on safe prescribing during the undergraduate medical curriculum. This assessment will be freely available to all universities in the European Union. On Sunday 27th of October, we had the our face-to-face meeting at Amsterdam UMC. During this meeting, we developed a draft of the assessment blueprint. We aim to conduct a pilot in all partner universities at the end of 2020. More information can be found here.
Best Scientific Paper Award
During the 14th congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) in Stockholm, David Brinkman received the Scientific Paper Award 2019 for his paper on key learning outcomes for clinical pharmacology and therapeutics education in Europe. This award is given to the best scientific paper written by a European clinical pharmacologist during the period 2017-2019. You can find the paper here.
EACPT congress in Stockholm
20 RECIPE members have attended the congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) in Stockholm. The congress took place from the 29th of June to 2nd of July. In total, 4 oral presentations and 5 poster presentations were presented by RECIPE members. A new record! All our presentations and posters can be downloaded here
New article on the Student-run Clinic
A interesting paper has been written about the Student-run Clinic at AmsterdamUMC, location VUmc. This paper was published in Medisch Contact. You can read the paper here (only available in Dutch).
Basic education qualification
Chiel Bakkum has completed the University Teaching Qualification at VUmc Medical School of Sciences. This qualification is a proof of teaching skills for university teaching staff, which allows you to demonstrate a proven ability to develop and teach courses at university level. It is recognized by all Dutch universities
Erasmus+ funding proposal
Together with 9 EU partners, we have submitted an Erasmus+ funding proposal. The aim of this proposal is to develop, test and implement a standardised assessment on safe prescribing during the undergraduate medical curriculum in the European Union (EU). This is necessary because current junior doctors make many prescribing errors with potential consequences for patient safety. Studies have shown that these errors are partially caused by a lack of prescribing knowledge and skills among medical graduates which is due to inadequate clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CPT) education during the undergraduate medical curriculum. Introducing a cross-border assessment might help to improve prescribing knowledge and skills of medical graduates and harmonise the CPT education during the undergraduate medical curriculum in the EU. We expect to receive an official reply in July 2019.
EACPT Congress in Stockholm
This summer the 14th Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, “Clinical pharmacology meets tomorrow´s health care challenges” wil take place. It will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July 2019.
Best wishes for 2019!
RECIPE would like to wish you a happy 2019! We are looking forward to collaborate and develop new research projects in order to improve rational prescribing among future prescribers.